Minefield Game
Jun29

Minefield Game

This game requires 25 pieces of paper (circles preferred), or kids 16 for younger. To set up, spread out all pieces in a 5 x 5 or 4 x 4 square. Grid the “Minefield” code on a scrap piece of paper, and make a line connecting any order of dots going only sideways or forward, but not backward. Do not show or tell the players the pattern. Let each child take turns trying to correctly cross the field. They cannot go backward....

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Superhero Tag
Jun09

Superhero Tag

Only requires an open field or playground. Let each child choose a superhero to play as. For example, if someone wants to be Wolverine, let them have two lives to represent his superpower, regeneration. Try to make all powers as equal as possible, and able to be used during a normal game of tag. If some children want, they can be a villain with an equal superpower. (Anything to keep them happy!) Add a cooldown to their power as well,...

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What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe
Sep06

What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe

Our Wednesday night class is large, composed of a completely different group of kids than Sunday. It spans 5-6 grades, and a wider array of backgrounds. Helping these kids learn to get along has been a major focus of our program, and we seem to have hit upon a chord that really resonated with this group. We call it our Safe Place. Not the official police program, but our policy. Kids Club is a safe place. It is a place we can come and...

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Object Lesson: Staying Pure in the World
Feb07

Object Lesson: Staying Pure in the World

James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” ASV. In a recent study of James 1:27 in class, I used this easy object lesson to visually depict staying unspotted from the world. Materials used: 1 clear glass 2 clear medicine cups red food coloring water 3 cotton balls       What...

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Object Lesson: Spreading the Word
Mar29

Object Lesson: Spreading the Word

We used dominoes to demonstrate how the Word spreads from person to person. First each student got a sticker to draw a person on. Then they attached the stickers to a domino (the black dominoes in the photo). We spread out a map-styled tablecloth, and had them place their people dominoes around the map. Then we gave them more dominoes, and told them to reach all the stickers using a domino chain. Discussion Points: The word spreads...

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